Tuesday, 16 November 2010

'The Hidden Givers' A study of school governing bodies in England

The Hidden Givers' is a study of school governing bodies in England by Professor Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Miles Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones from the University of Bath.

Professor James presented at the NGA National conference and their main findings were:

The role of the chair Governors is a significant educational and community leadership responsibility.

The local authority governor role can be unsatisfactory.

The lack of a capable governing body is a substantial disadvantage for a school

School governing is always changing – sometimes rapidly.

Primary and secondary school governing are different - and the link to pupil attainment is different.

Governing bodies’ have the same effect on attainment in different socio-economic settings.

The powerpoint presentation from the NGA conference can be http://www.nga.org.uk/uploadfiles/The%20Hidden%20Givers-1.ppt

The full 132 report can be found here http://www.cfbt.com/evidenceforeducation/pdf/6CfBT_HG_web.pdf

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